Rare Breed Driving Equine Awards

Rare Breed Driving Equine

Many of our best loved horses and ponies are on the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s endangered list, amongst those under threat include the Eriskay, Shire Clydesdale and Hackney.

This award aims to highlight the importance of our rare horse and pony breeds in driving disciplines and at the same time to celebrate their heritage and raise awareness of their plight, while preserving their future through our carriage driving sport.

This award is open to any individual horse or pony on the current Rare Breed Survival Trust Endangered Species list.

If you would like to submit your entry via email please email the name of your horse or pony, what category you’re entering, and your contact details to sophie.spencer@markallengroup.com Please include in this email a word document with your 500-word statement about why your horse or pony should win, and any supporting material. Please also include in the subject line “Carriage Driving Awards Submission”.

Alternatively, you can enter online at www.carriagedrivingawards.co.uk

All entries must be in by midnight on Wednesday 4th April 2018

Judges Seminar – Somerset


to be held at World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm, Kingsdon, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LA
on Saturday 31st March 2018 – 10.30am to 4pm


The Dales Pony Society, The Dartmoor Pony Society, The Exmoor Pony Society, The Fell Pony Society and The New
Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society have joined together to organise a judges seminar to refresh judges and other
interested parties on breed type, characteristics and way of going in a ridden class.


If you require any further information please contact:
Michael Goddard: Tel 07964 209243 Email: g.michaelrichard@yahoo.com
Jacky Newbury: Tel 07796 131280 Email: Jacky@newoakstud.co.uk

DPS Activities Committee Day – Stallion/Colt Parade, Demos & more.





8th April 2018

Richmond Equestrian Centre

Commencing 10am.

  • Parade of Stallions and Colts registered with the DPS
  • Demonstrations of Working Hunter, Side-Saddle and Driving Ponies
  • Gymnastic Polework clinic
  • FREE Entry for spectators


10 am – Points of a Dales Pony Demo

* Stallion and Colt Parade

* Driving Demonstration

* Side-Saddle Demonstration

* Working Hunter Demonstration

2pm – Polework lessons commence

6pm – End.



  • To enter your pony into the Stallion/Colt parade contact Sarah Evans – sarahweb3@hotmail.co.uk
  • Polework sessions – with John Hales – 30 minute sessions. Private £22.50, Pairs £12.50 each. Gymnastic polework to improve suppleness, rhythm and improve partnerships. Contact Laura Pennell – pennell87@googlemail.com to book in.

Exmoor Pony Society Study Day


 Sunday 18th March 2018      10 am   – 4pm

Mill Lane Stables , Brayton Nr Selby YO8 9LB

Presented by EPS panel judges Mrs Sue Burger and Mrs Amanda Hill

 Learn what judges look for , correct tack for ponies , turnout for handlers & riders and an opportunity to check your judging ability by  assessing ponies against the breed standard .

An opportunity to increase your knowledge of the Exmoor Pony , particularly valuable for those who wish to judge the breed .

Morning session        10 am .         In hand inc. youngstock/  Breed standard /                                                                                                 judging self-assessment                                                                                                    

Lunch break                12.30  – 1.30pm ( café on site )

Afternoon session      1 pm            Ridden ponies

TICKETS     pre- booked                   £12    ( Exmoor Pony Society members)

                                                             £14    ( non members)

                   On the day                      £14     ( EPS members)

                                                             £16     ( non members)

Enquiries & tickets ( cheques payable to Northern Exmoor Show , bank transfer by arrangement )  Denise Sykes . Greens Farm , Greens Lane  Stacksteads, Bacup,  Lancashire OL13 0JL

 sykes.d2@sky.com    Tel 07795 117236

******     All tickets to be collected at the venue on the day *******

Spring Despatch Deadline – Area news & Veteran Special

The deadline for the Spring Despatch is looming….1st Feb!

Please send in your area news & plans for 2018, any interesting article for consideration and don’t forget this is a “ Golden oldie” special. We need your stories and tales of your veterans. Send to either Anna Pennell or Amy Balmer as normal please